Local News

Bracknell libraries - Volunteers are the key

Our councillors are developing a new way of delivering the borough’s library service. Despite financial pressures, all nine libraries will be kept open and the opening hours in some libraries will even be extended. 

New safe cycleway needed: Finchampstead to Bohunt School

Our four Finchampstead borough councillors, Cllr Charles Margetts, Cllr Ian Pittock, Cllr Rob Stanton and Cllr Simon Weeks, are pushing for a new safe cycleway from Finchampstead to the newly-opened Bohunt School in Sheerlands Road, Arborfield.

New town centre will create 3500 jobs

Opening on 7 September, the Lexicon Bracknell will provide a new social and cultural heart for Bracknell, creating 3,500 new jobs for local people across retail, hospitality and security sectors.

John Nike OBE passed away aged 81

John Nike OBE passed away at the age of 81 on December 25 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital with his wife Sue by his side. “It is with sadness that I have to announce that my husband John died peacefully on Christmas Day,” said Sue.

Dr Phillip Lee (MP for Bracknell)

Cllr Paul Bettison receives an OBE – a significant award and achievement

Cllr Paul Bettison, the longest serving unitary leader in the country, is delighted to have been honoured with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his hard work as Leader of Bracknell Forest Council since 1997. Cllr Bettison has steered a steady course through six elections and each t

New runway at Heathrow brings more local jobs

The Government has announced its approval for a new runway at Heathrow Airport – the scheme will now be taken forward for consultation. A new runway at Heathrow will bring economic benefits worth up to £61 billion including the creation of up to 77,000 additional local jobs over the next 14 years

Congratulations to our new Conservative Councillors

We are delighted to announce two new Conservative Councillors for Sandhurst. Gaby Kennedy is now Bracknell Forest Borough Councillor having won 69% of the votes and Sheila Davenport is now Sandhurst Town Councillor with 71.2% of votes. The results were announced at 23.00 yesterday evening.